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Trail Ridden Direction
Trailforks scans users ridelogs to determine the most popular direction each trail is ridden. A good flowing trail network will have most trails flowing in a single direction according to their intension.
The colour categories are based on what percentage of riders are riding a trail in its intended direction.
  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Last Ridden
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  • < 2 days
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  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
The intended direction a trail should be ridden.
  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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Trail Popularity ?
Trailforks scans ridelogs to determine which trails are ridden the most in the last 9 months. Trails are compared with nearby trails in the same city region with a possible 25 colour shades. Think of this as a heatmap, more rides = more kinetic energy = warmer colors.
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      Aotearoa. Land of the long white cloud. Home to the Southern hemisphere's best mountain biking.
      Region Details
      • 768
      • 249
      • 916
      • 1,681
      • 261
      • 399
      • 113
      • 9

      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      5,309
      Trails Mountain Bike
      4,650
      Trails E-Bike
      1,774
      Trails Hike
      3,665
      Trails Trail Running
      3,628
      Trails Horse
      100
      Trails Dirtbike/Moto
      47
      Trails Observed Trials
      33
      Trails ATV/ORV/OHV
      10
      Trails Snowmobile
      5
      Trails Snowshoe
      14
      Trails Downhill Ski
      210
      Trails Backcountry Ski
      33
      Trails Nordic Ski
      14
      Total Distance
      6,579 miles
      Total Descent
      1,449,534 ft
      Total Vertical
      8,088 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      8,089 ft
      Reports
      44,383
      Photos
      20,191
      Ridden Counter
      841,219

      Popular Trail Networks

      title
      Riverhead Forest 30 112 2
      Whakarewarewa Forest 49 64 21 7
      Eskdale MTB Park 30 54 11 2
      Lake Mangamahoe 18 33 6 3
      Victoria Park 7 16 9 10
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      Popular New Zealand Mountain Biking Trails

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      Tahi Extension
      Whakarewarewa Forest
      Be Rude Not To
      Whakarewarewa Forest
      Challenge Roadside
      Whakarewarewa Forest
      Ball and Chain
      Whakarewarewa Forest
      Challenge DH
      Whakarewarewa Forest
      Mad If You Don't
      Whakarewarewa Forest
      Katore Road
      Whakarewarewa Forest
      The Verry Easy Trail
      Whakarewarewa Forest
      Paddy's Run (A Trail)
      Whakarewarewa Forest
      Underbilly
      Whakarewarewa Forest
      Bunny Jugs 1
      Whakarewarewa Forest
      Access Trail: Challenge Rockdrop Link
      Whakarewarewa Forest
      The Tickler
      Whakarewarewa Forest
      Billy T
      Whakarewarewa Forest
      Pohaturoa Road
      Whakarewarewa Forest

      New Zealand Mountain Bike Routes

      titleratingdistance
      Easy Tour
      Rangituhi Trail Park
      5.4 km
      Pick & Mix
      Codgers
      32.6 km
      Ollie's Choice
      Codgers
      24.3 km
      Maitai-Coppermine-Maitai
      Codgers - Maitai
      31.3 km
      One Sweet Loop
      Lake Mangamahoe
      13.9 km
      Purple Haze Loop
      Flat Top Hill
      9.3 km
      Makara Peak Grand Loop Climb
      Mākara Peak Mountain Bike Park
      8.1 km
      Kaikoura Trail
      Kaikoura
      47.4 km
      Port Hills Traverse
      Crocodile XC MTB Park
      35.5 km
      Makara Peak: Middle Peak Loop
      Mākara Peak Mountain Bike Park
      7.9 km

      Recent Ridelog Activity in Region

      Today
      • 316 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
      Yesterday
      • 310 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
      Past Week
      • 3,518 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance

      Photos of New Zealand Mountain Bike

      trail: Rapaki Track
      75 |
      Jan 22, 2019 @ 1:22am
      Jan 22, 2019
      trail: Fenceline
      178 |
      Oct 22, 2017 @ 6:39pm
      Oct 22, 2017
      147 |
      May 6, 2017 @ 12:57am
      May 6, 2017
      trail: Old Exit
      405 |
      Mar 23, 2017 @ 3:06am
      Mar 23, 2017
      trail: Old Exit
      514 |
      Mar 23, 2017 @ 3:06am
      Mar 23, 2017
      trail: Rollercoaster
      1,056 |
      Jul 31, 2012 @ 3:07am
      Jul 31, 2012
      252 |
      May 10, 2008 @ 1:46am
      May 10, 2008
      trail: Rollercoaster
      629 |
      Nov 15, 2006 @ 12:05am
      Nov 15, 2006
      | 2 comments

      Videos of New Zealand Mountain Bike

      Taco Tuesday
      79 | Jun 11, 2021
      McQueen speed crash!
      50 | Jun 4, 2021
      Brent falls off the track
      25 | May 28, 2021
      Stuck in overgrown vines
      trail: Scrims
      24 | May 27, 2021
      Bad place to bail
      trail: Skid Ridge
      38 | May 27, 2021
      EPIC SURGEON TABLE CRASH
      218 | May 22, 2021
      Huck Yeah
      trail: Huck Yeah
      24 | Apr 26, 2021
      Huck Yeah
      trail: Huck Yeah
      | Apr 26, 2021

      Current Trail Warnings

      statustraildateconditionuserinfo
      Dragon's Tail
      Whakarewarewa Forest
      Jun 15, 2021 @ 11:42pm
      2 hours
      DryKrisOD RTT Tree down on Dragons Tail. Quite large, ...
      Aratihi
      Mākara Peak Mountain Bike Park
      Jun 15, 2021 @ 7:03pm
      7 hours
      Variablepassive649 Makara Top 1/4 of trail is closed while TGL sort...
      Skid Track / Road
      Bethunes Gully/Forrester Park
      Jun 13, 2021 @ 6:48pm
      2 days
      UnknownKristyboothclosed for scrub bar clearing 15/6/21

      Recent Trail Reports

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #1886579DancingridertrailGibbs Hill TrackThe climb is ~350m on the Gibbs track and a...
      Jun 14, 2021 @ 10:40pm
      1 day
      user #1886579DancingridertrailGibbs Hill TrackThe first part of this track (3 km ish) is...
      Jun 14, 2021 @ 10:39pm
      1 day
      user #1203216ewestruppreportPG RatedTree's removed
      Jun 12, 2021 @ 2:46am
      Jun 12, 2021
      user #1203216ewestruppreportPG RatedTree removed, will need to compact ground...
      Jun 12, 2021 @ 2:45am
      Jun 12, 2021
      user #2673367ridecoromandelreportAra TuatahiRest of the park - pump track is open
      Jun 12, 2021 @ 1:55am
      Jun 12, 2021

      Bike & Skill Parks

      nametypecityrating
      "The Gorge" Mountain Bike Parkbike parkNelson
      Arapuke Forestbike parkPalmerston North
      Cardrona Bike Park NZbike parkWanaka
      Christchurch Adventure Parkbike parkChristchurch
      Dirt Farmbike parkManakau

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike4,6495,729 miles1,225,440 ft2,476 miles6,335 ft
      #519,83244,103552639,857
      E-Bike1,7742,242 miles427,621 ft939 miles6,335 ft
      #55436,18710019,046
      Hike3,6655,625 miles1,008,520 ft2,290 miles8,087 ft
      #417039,0581412,719
      Trail Running3,6285,532 miles989,259 ft2,254 miles6,411 ft
      #410839,0812612,189
      Horse100162 miles19,629 ft58 miles3,891 ft
      #81617,50322
      Dirtbike/Moto47110 miles10,348 ft40 miles3,760 ft
      #12417,413102
      Observed Trials3336 miles3,658 ft14 miles463 ft
      #34739
      ATV/ORV/OHV1031 miles4,350 ft10 miles5,587 ft
      #1017,41512
      Snowmobile52 miles1,841 ft2 miles1,453 ft
      71
      Snowshoe145 miles2,231 ft2 miles3,698 ft
      620
      Downhill Ski21082 miles82,785 ft68 miles3,576 ft
      4531,681
      Backcountry Ski3330 miles14,088 ft13 miles7,014 ft
      31230
      Nordic Ski1414 miles1,526 ft2 miles5,883 ft
      3245
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